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Video: Rep. Rhonda Fields Discusses Aurora’s Safety Net Clinic

Aurora’s DAWN clinic provides free health care to people in the community who don’t have health insurance coverage or access to quality care. A joint venture between the Fields Foundation and Primary Care Progress – Colorado, the clinic is staffed by medical students...

The DAWN Clinic – A Safety Net for Aurora’s Citizens

Imagine a community where 138 languages are spoken in the nearby schools, where there is a large concentration of international refugees, and where poverty due to mental illness or advanced age is common. The surprise? This community is one of Colorado’s largest cities: Aurora. Now...

Colorado’s Safety Net Clinic Week Highlights Access to Care

Colorado’s Safety Net Clinic Week kicks off today.  Public officials and community leaders are getting a firsthand look at Colorado’s community safety net clinics (CSNCs) and federally certified rural health clinics (RHCs) in celebration of the 6th annual event, August 17...

Safety Net Clinic Week Highlights Health Care Access In Colorado

To highlight and advocate for Colorado’s health care safety net, ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center are hosting the 6th annual Safety Net Clinic Week, Aug. 17 – 21. The week is devoted to educating the public, policymakers and other community leaders about...

Inside Colorado’s Safety Net Health Care Centers

Colorado’s safety net health care clinics help bridge the gap for communities across the state. Patients offer their first-hand account on how they rely on the clinics and their health care professionals. Colorado’s Community Safety Net Clinics (CSNCs) and federally...

Report: Filling the Dental Gap in Rural Colorado

Colorado reached a historic milestone in 2014 when it began offering dental insurance to each of the state’s 1.1 million Medicaid clients. This decision places Colorado among the nation’s leaders when it comes to oral health coverage for those with the lowest incomes. This...

Physician Departure Widens Buena Vista Health Care Gap

The outlook for primary medical care in Buena Vista is changing once again, reports the Mountain Mail. The recent departure of Dr. Dana Greene from the Buena Vista Health Center left the clinic without a single family practice doctor on staff, and it could be months before a new...

Practicing Medicine in Rural Colorado: A Pediatrician’s View

There is a shortage of physicians serving #rural #Colorado . Meet Dr. Greg Suchon, a pediatrician on the Western Slope who’s helping fill that gap for children in Montrose, Colorado. While it’s not an easy job, Dr. Suchon says he wouldn’t trade his experiences for...

Urbanite Learns Firsthand About Rural Health Care Challenges

There’s a certain cry that every parent knows isn’t normal. It’s the “I’m-not-kidding-I’m-really-hurt-this-time,” shriek instantly recognizable by most any parent. It was that particular scream that rang out over 4th of July as our family vacationed in Crested Butte....

SNAC-Time Means Understanding Access to Care for Coloradans

A year ago, the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) – the nonpartisan health research and data analysis organization – launched an innovative program designed to discuss key health care access issues. These conversations are part of a series of “learning laboratories” put...